The project was essentially announced to be over in 2012 (http://wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=70242), with no new plans for any new game whatsoever. I understand your concerns regarding payment and in no way am criticizing your opinion. I do want to point out, however, that your claim regarding how many people were expecting this game for a long time and weren't expecting to pay is somewhat skewed, given the aforementioned "end" of the project and the new project's year-old announcement (http://wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=88&t=73470), which made references to payment in the topic. (The first post has been edited now, but there were payment options implied in the poll.)dangerisback wrote:for me and for many people is not worth it. why? well, there is people who can't pay for their children studies and they have to pay for a game? really? this is stupid for me. like you are playing with kid's illusion. many people were waiting for this game for a long time a now they have to pay. the old version it's free, why not this version? there are much more priorities with money that paying for a game, and kids don't understand about this and it's so hard to their parents to have to say NO to those kids who were waiting for so long for this version.
Regarding why this version is not free:
http://wolfquest.org/game_info.php#whyWhy are we charging for the new version?
WolfQuest was originally funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, Best Buy Foundation, and other sponsors. Funding ran out in 2011, and so no further development of the game was planned.
However, interest in the game has remained strong in the years since then, so we decided to revisit WolfQuest and give it a much-needed overhaul and expansion. The only way we could undertake this was by selling the game in hopes of paying back our development costs. We were always proud that WolfQuest was a free game, but the only way for WolfQuest to continue and thrive now is if players are willing to pay $10 to support it. We hope you will consider doing so!